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Daina Richmond is a special counsel in our Construction and Major Projects practice. 

Daina has extensive experience in government procurements and contracting and private sector financed infrastructure projects. Over the last few years, Daina's work has focused on public procurements of infrastructure, facilities and equipment for the Commonwealth, Victorian and NSW Governments.

Daina has acted mainly for government in the drafting of tender documentation, evaluation of tenders and drafting and negotiation of contractual documents. She advises government on issues specific to government, including in respect of relevant legislation, statutory powers and functions and administrative and public law.  Daina's experience includes acting for government on projects that involve multiple government and private sector stakeholders and she also assists with contract management in complex procurements.

Since 2003, Daina has also been involved with our Community Involvement program and the Clayton Utz Foundation.  Daina was responsible for the design, establishment and operation of these initiatives and provides ongoing strategic advice.       

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Construction and Major Projects

Partnerships Victoria Standard Form Project Deed and Guidance Notes: Daina was a member of the legal team engaged to work with DTF on preparing the standard form project deed and guidance notes.  Daina assisted with the drafting of the guidance notes. 

Victorian Prison Extension Project (Department of Justice): This project involved the negotiation of extensions under existing contracts with the private sector, within the context of the key Victorian Government objective of updating and improving the commercial and contractual arrangements with the private sector.  Daina assisted with developing the negotiation strategy, drafting Heads of Agreement and drafting and negotiating the Prison Services Agreements and related documentation. 

Myki Ticketing Project, Transport Ticketing Authority of Victoria and Public Transport Victoria: A core member of the external legal team advising the Victorian Government from the inception of this project, a smartcard based ticketing and fare payment system for Melbourne and areas of regional Victoria. Daina was a member of the legal team working on the procurement, which resulted in the execution of a contract for build and services with Keane Australia. Daina has been actively involved in contract management since the contracts were signed. She also provided ongoing assistance to PTV in contract management and negotiations with the Contractor concerning the services phase of the contract.

North West Rail Project (Transport for NSW):  Valued at $8.5 billion, the North West Rail Link will deliver eight new stations and regular rail services over a 23 kilometer addition to the CityRail network, from Epping to beyond Rouse Hill in North West Sydney. Daina was responsible for developing and documenting the interface for the integrated ticketing system between the private sector consortium responsible for the new rail line, the current (and future) ticketing contractor and the government for the design, construction and operation phases.  Daina also advised on commercial and statutory issues associated with statutory customer contracts and liability. 

New Perth Stadium:   Advised the westadium consortia on its successful bid for the New Perth Stadium Project with a focus on the downstream contracts. 

Royal North Shore Hospital: Acting for the Department of Health in relation to the North Shore Hospital PPP Project. We were the lead lawyers for the Project and Daina was responsible for the contractual arrangements and negotiations for the car park facilities and related commercial and financial issues.

Victorian Traffic Cameras and Infringement Management System: Acting for the Department of Justice, Major Procurement Project Office in relation to the procurement of Infringement Management and Enforcement Services and Traffic Camera Services provided to the Victorian Government. Daina was a care member of the external legal team responsible for drafting of contract documentation, advising on the proposed risk allocation, preparation of tender documentation, the evaluation of tenders, advising on the tender process, negotiation with tenderers and provided ongoing contractual advice for the projects.

Hunter Regional Waste Project: Acting for Hunter Integrated Resources, a joint venture of four local councils in the region, on a privately funded waste facility project. Work includes drafting of a heads of agreement and contract documentation, advising on risk allocation issues and preparation of documents to manage arrangements between the local councils and HIR.

Water Treatment Plants: Acting for Sydney Water on the restructure and refinancing of the water treatment plants of the Vivendi Group at Illawarra and Woronora and advising on the impact of the restructure of Transfield Services on the contract documentation for the water treatment plant at Macarthur.

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Victorian Prison Extension Project (Department of Justice): This project involved the negotiation of extensions under existing contracts with the private sector, within the context of the key Victorian Government objective of updating and improving the commercial and contractual arrangements with the private sector.  Daina assisted with developing the negotiation strategy, drafting Heads of Agreement and drafting and negotiating the Prison Services Agreements and related documentation. 

Myki Ticketing Project, Transport Ticketing Authority of Victoria and Public Transport Victoria: A core member of the external legal team advising the Victorian Government from the inception of this project, a smartcard based ticketing and fare payment system for Melbourne and areas of regional Victoria. Daina was a member of the legal team working on the procurement, which resulted in the execution of a contract for build and services with Keane Australia. Daina has been actively involved in contract management since the contracts were signed. She also provided ongoing assistance to PTV in contract management and negotiations with the Contractor concerning the services phase of the contract.

North West Rail Project (Transport for NSW):  Valued at $8.5 billion, the North West Rail Link will deliver eight new stations and regular rail services over a 23 kilometer addition to the CityRail network, from Epping to beyond Rouse Hill in North West Sydney. Daina was responsible for developing and documenting the interface for the integrated ticketing system between the private sector consortium responsible for the new rail lin, the current (and future) ticketing contractor and the government for the design, construction and operation phases.  Daina also advised on commercial and statutory issues associated with statutory customer contracts and liability. 

RailCorp - Airport Link:  Acting for RailCorp and providing advice in relation to the operational stage of the project. 

NSW Department of Family and Community Services, ADHC:  Daina was one of the lead legal advisors to ADHC on the development of new funding arrangements for NGOs and individual funding for disability services in NSW.  This project was an important part of the work undertaken to realise the aims of Stronger Together and ADHC to provide choice, flexibility and control to people with a disability and their families and carers. 

Royal North Shore Hospital: Acting for the Department of Health in relation to the North Shore Hospital PPP Project. We were the lead lawyers for the Project and Daina was responsible for the contractual arrangements and negotiations for the car park facilities and related commercial and financial issues.

GEMS Solution Implementer (Department of Defence):  Acting for Defence on the contract for provision of a Solution Implementer for the GEMS Project; Daina was a member of the core external team, responsible for negotiating the contract and advising on risk allocation.

Victorian Traffic Cameras and Infringement Management System: Acting for the Department of Justice, Major Procurement Project Office in relation to the procurement of Infringement Management and Enforcement Services and Traffic Camera Services provided to the Victorian Government. Daina was a care member of the external legal team responsible for drafting of contract documentation, advising on the proposed risk allocation, preparation of tender documentation, the evaluation of tenders, advising on the tender process, negotiation with tenderers and provided ongoing contractual advice for the projects.

Hunter Regional Waste Project: Acting for Hunter Integrated Resources, a joint venture of four local councils in the region, on a privately funded waste facility project. Work includes drafting of a heads of agreement and contract documentation, advising on risk allocation issues and preparation of documents to manage arrangements between the local councils and HIR.

Water Treatment Plants: Acting for Sydney Water on the restructure and refinancing of the water treatment plants of the Vivendi Group at Illawarra and Woronora and advising on the impact of the restructure of Transfield Services on the contract documentation for the water treatment plant at Macarthur.

NSW Police Property Portfolio: Acting for the Ministry for Police on a strategic partnership with the private sector to provide property management services and strategic advice in relation to the Police Property Portfolio. Work included drafting of contract documentation, the evaluation of tenders, advising on the tender process and preparing documents to manage government agency arrangements.

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